On our day, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are as good as anyone in the country.
That’s been proven time and time again this season. Nobody else is capable of scoring four at the Emirates, schooling Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and dominating Tottenham in the manner we did last weekend…
But our problem has been consistency and mentality, especially against defensive sides who let us have the ball and sit deep.
In fact, we’ve more points against teams in the Premier League’s top 10 than sides in the bottom half this campaign… Madness!
Klopp has discussed this phenomenon in relation to Antonio Conte’s Chelsea who are running away with the title.
He claims that the Italian’s side has a cleverness and winning mentality we could learn from, while also suggesting his ability to pick the same team every week plays a huge part too.
“I’m not one bit in doubt about the character of the players but we have to create mentality. We had moments when we didn’t deliver,” Klopp told ESPN.
“We are not used to being a top team, maybe we have to be. We are not clever like Chelsea who will be 2-0 up and just finish a game.
“I spoke to Antonio Conte for 25 minutes, he said they could play the same 13/14 players all the time. That is the big difference.”
A few key signings in pivotal areas and another summer pre-season tour will put Klopp’s team in a better position, as will the lessons from this campaign – good and bad.
The job now though is to qualify for the Champions League, which will bring increased revenue and hopefully make us a more attractive proposition for potential arrivals.
Klopp’s nailed it with Joel Matip, Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane so far and with three more players of that calibre added to the first-team we’ll be going in the right direction.